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Dissertations from 2014

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The Genealogy of Dislocated Memory: Yugoslav Cinema after the Break, Dijana Jelaca

Dissertations from 2013

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Intellectual Constellations in the Postsocialist Era: Four Essays, Li Gu

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Critical Rhetoric in the Age of Neuroscience, Brett Ingram

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Muslim Tatar Women's Piety Stories: A Quest for Personal and Social Transformation In Tatarstan (Russia), Liliya V. Karimova

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Transition Network: Exploring Intersections Between Culture, the Climate Crisis, and a Digital Network in a Community - Driven Global Social Movement, Emily Polk

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New Media and ICT for Social Change and Development in China, Song Shi

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Remember Where We Came From: Globalization And Environmental Discourse In The Araucania Region Of Chile, Niall Stephens

Dissertations from 2012

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Rebranding Diversity: Colorblind Racism Inside The U.S. Advertising Industry, Christopher Boulton

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Irony & ideology: Oppositional politics and cultural engagement in post-September 11th America, Viveca S Greene

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The partially digital: Internet, citizenship, social inequalities, and digital citizenship in South Africa, Tokunbo Toks D Oyedemi

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Engaging identities: Globality and communicative practices in education for democratic citizenship, Sangeeta V Rao

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"Beyond words": Exploring the cultural limits of the communicable, Brion van Over

Submissions from 2011

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Expanding the third person effect: Parents' perceptions of positive and negative media effects on their own children compared to other children, Andrea M Bergstrom

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Reclaiming America for Christian Reconstruction: The Rhetorical Constitution of a "People", Joanna L. Brook

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Utopian Gender: Counter Discourses in a Feminist Community, Jolane Flanigan

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Neil Postman's Missing Critique: A Media Ecology Analysis of Early Radio 1920-1935, Donna Lee Halper

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The new Asian female ghost films: Modernity, gender politics, and transnational transformation, Hunju Lee

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Listening faithfully with Friends: An ethnography of Quaker communication practices, Elizabeth Molina-Markham

Dissertations from 2010

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Gossip Talk and Online Community: Celebrity Gossip Blogs and Their Audiences, Erin Ann Meyers

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Andrea and me: A digital autoethnographic journey into the past, Carlos Salsedo

Submissions from 2009

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A new "era": Media literacy in eating disorder treatment, Lori B Bindig

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It's 'a good thing': The Commodification of Femininity, Affluence, and Whiteness in the Martha Stewart Phenomenon, Melissa Anne Click

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Seeing Lesbian Queerly: Visibility, Community, and Audience in 1980s Northampton, Massachusetts, Susan E. McKenna

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The People and Me: Michael Moore and the Politics of Political Documentary, Jon Scott Oberacker

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Online audiences for foreign language films: Implications of the Internet as the new cultural arena, Haijing Tu

Submissions from 2008

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Hate speech as cultural practice, David Boromisza-Habashi

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A mind /body exploration of adolescent girls' strategies & barriers to their success or survival in physical education, Jennifer L Fisette

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"Words apart": Performing linguistic and cultural identities in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Erna MacLeod

Submissions from 2007

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Good women becoming "queens": Young mothers on welfare as cultural readers, Kennaria Charlott Brown

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The Lacanian spectator: Lacanian psychoanalysis and the cinema, Ke-Ming Lin

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Accounting for taste: Film criticism, canons, and cultural authority 1996--2006, Jonathan D Lupo

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Social protest, freedom, and play as rebellion, Carmen L McClish

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Trait aggression and style of video game play: The effects of violent video game play on aggressive thoughts, Angela Paradise

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Finnish cultural discourses about the mobile phone communication, Saila Poutiainen

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Mass media appropriations: Communication, culture, and everyday social life, Michelle Scollo

Submissions from 2006

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Psychoanalyzing communication: Language, subjectivity, symbolization, Garnet C Butchart

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All of us Americanos: Cultural exhibition and the rise of Latina/os within a national imaginary, Esteban del Rio

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"Real women" and the struggle against spiritual forces of darkness: A transnational feminist analysis of Concerned Women for America, Kirsten Lynn Isgro

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Active Voice and community engagement: Transforming U.S. public service media through strategic communication, Alicia M Kemmitt

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Becoming visible: Queer in postsocialist Slovakia, Viera Lorencova

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Emotion at work: Stories of teamwork, stress, and professionalism, Mark A Mierswa

Submissions from 2005

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The visibility professionals: The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the cultural politics of mainstreaming, Vincent A Doyle

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"Framing an execution": Death, lies, and videotape. ABC "20/20" and the rhetoric of law and order in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Thomas N Gardner

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Applied theatre in corrections: Community, identity, learning and transformation in the facilitated, collaborative processes of performative, artistic praxis, Janna L Goodwin

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Money makes a family: A genealogy of female -headed families, welfare and media representations, Janice L Haynes

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The green car: Television automobile advertising and the environmental attitudes of television viewers, Will Hughes

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Policy and culture in the digital age: A cultural policy analysis of the US commercial radio industry, Nina B Huntemann

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Communication and the grammars of child protection: An analysis of interactions between social workers and their clients, Francois Huot

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'When words fail, music speaks': How communication transforms identity through performance at the Berkshire Hills Music Academy, Lauren Benotti Mackenzie

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Action movie Arabs and the American call to endless war: The role of American Orientalism in organizing the U.S. "response" to the 9/11 attacks, Nessim John Watson

Submissions from 2004

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Selling sexual liberation: Women -owned sex toy stores and the business of social change, Lynn Comella

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Exploring the complexities of personal ideologies, media literacy pedagogy and media literacy practice, Amy M Damico

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Strategies of the self: Negotiating cultural identities in anglophone and allophone Montreal, Alissa Gail Sklar

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Deliberation and democracy: Ethnography of rhetoric in a New England town meeting, Rebecca M Townsend

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The prisons outside and the prisons in our heads: Television and the *representation of incarceration, William Yousman

Submissions from 2003

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Fast friends and queer couples: Relationships between gay men and straight women in North American popular culture, 1959--2000, James L Allan

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Recovering trauma: An ethnographic study of women's storytelling within contemporary support group environments, Alpha Selene Anderson Delap

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Cultural production and Zionist ideology: The case study of Gesher Theatre in Israel, Olga Gershenson

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Reading Lacan: *Structure, ideology, and identity, Guan-Hua Huang

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The desire to see: Western iconoclasm and the return of the empty image, Dora E Martinez-Ramos

Submissions from 2002

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A Kenneth Burke lexicon: A reader's guide to selected terms in the major works of Kenneth Burke, 1931--1972, Charles Francis Carroll

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The communication of trauma in media culture: A poststructural analysis of women's experience of gender -based violence and healing, Heather Marie Karjane

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Whose nation is it anyway? Nationalism and the metaphorics of secular subjectivity, Satish Kumar Kolluri

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Oral, literate, and television viewers' ways with health issues, Carol Melhem Moufarrej

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Communicating environment: Cultural discourses of place in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Eric L Morgan

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Graphic design /graphic dissent: Towards a cultural economy of an insular profession, Matthew Alan Soar

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Stories matter: Media influence on Asian American identities and interracial relationships, Chyng-Feng Sun

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Women's ways of speaking about menopause and hormone replacement therapy: An American discourse on personhood, Cynthia Anne Suopis

Submissions from 2001

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Exploring the meaning of work: A CMM analysis of the grammar of working among Acadian -Americans, John Chetro Szivos

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Recovery culture: The promotion of depression and consumption of mental health technologies in contemporary social practices, Paula M Gardner

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New technology, old medium: Internet, television, and audience, Oh-Hyeon Lee

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Atalanta's sisters: Sport, gender, and technology in popular press, 1921--1996, Susan C Leggett

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The Black, Jewish, other video dialogue: A case study of the social construction of transformative discourse, Rozanne T Leppington

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Mapping the pre -history of cyberspace and the making of social movement computer networks, 1973--1993, Brian Martin Murphy

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Communicative practices of Yiddish -speaking Jewish elders on South Miami Beach, Joel Saxe

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Producing the gay market: Sex, sexuality, and the gay professional -managerial class, Katherine Elizabeth Sender

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The modes of social emergences and the transformations of Taiwanese oppositional movements in the process of imperialist and capitalist stratification: A Deleuze -Guattari analysis, Tsu-Chuen Yang

Submissions from 2000

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Discriminating technologies: Personal information in an age of computer profiling, Greg Elmer

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Media literacy in cyberspace: Learning to critically analyze and evaluate the Internet, Julie Danielle Frechette

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A social constructionist perspective on the Chinese lian/mian (face?) practices, Wenshan Jia

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Popular belief in gender -based communication differences and relationship success, Ann Michelle Johnson

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Owning culture: Authorship, ownership and intellectual property law, Kembrew McLeod

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Media images of Africa and African Americans' attitudes toward Africa, Ekra Miezan

Submissions from 1999

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Paradox and promise in the dialogue on race: A case study analysis of the dialogues of the Springfield (Massachusetts) World Class City Commission, Patricia C Foley

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"What does it mean to be a Puerto Rican woman?": A study on cultural identity, collective agency and representation, Jocelyn A Geliga Vargas

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Becoming a global audience: Music television in India, Vamsee Krishna Juluri

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Voices of anorexia: A study of voice, communication, and the body, Mary Ellen Olson

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"Asia" [matter -of-fact] communication: A Finnish cultural term for talk in educational scenes, Richard John Wilkins

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Communicating culture: Public discourse and ritual action in a Jewish community, Karen Michelle Wolf

Submissions from 1998

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Staging pornography: Code, culture and context, John Michael Ernst

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Revolting bodies? The on-line negotiation of fat subjectivity, Kathleen LeBesco

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Conversation and culture in the Puerto Rican Cultural Center: An ethnographic exploration of communicating personhood, Trudy Anne Milburn

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A "chance for better television": PBS and the politics of ideals, 1967--1973, Laurie Jean Ouellette

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Policing the Web: Cyberporn, moral panics, and the social construction of social problems, Joseph Richard Panepinto

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The impact of international computer networks on news forms, distribution and access: Case studies in south -north and south -south flows of news, Madanmohan Alevoor Rao

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Generation multiplex: The image of youth in American cinema, 1981--1996, Timothy Matthew Shary

Submissions from 1997

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This land is our land: The social construction of Kaho'olawe Island, Pua'ala'okalani D Aiu

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Coordination and conflict in a multicultural organization: A case study of communication among Koreans, *Americans and Korean -Americans, Hyonsook Chong

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The social construction of whiteness: Teacher power, personhood and performance in the classroom, Julia Ruth Johnson

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Overdetermination in determination: An Althusserian Marxist critique of the postmodern/poststructuralist anti-totalization, Junghi Lee